Emergency Management Advisor - Community Resilience

Posted on 06-Jan-2022  
Application Close Date: 30-Jan-2022
Job Details
Lower Hutt
Emergency Management/Civil Defence
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:

To complement the talents of the current team, we are looking for the following:

Someone who wants to make a real difference in the world.  We are looking for an individual who is passionate about working with diverse communities to improve preparedness and social connectedness.  This is an Emergency Management position with a twist – Community Resilience. You possess outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability seek out and create successes in an ambiguous and sometimes, unstructured environment.  You will have the opportunity to do meaningful work with community leaders and partner organisations from all parts of society.

This requires someone with the initiative to create opportunities, not wait for them to be presented.  You are an innovative and a lateral thinker and, when required, can work under pressure in an operational setting.  This is a unique opportunity that allows you to contribute to the growing field of resilience, make an impact in your community through a great team and flexible work schedule.

As part of the Community Resilience team, you will be home based in our Lower Hutt office and working across the communities in the Hutt Valley.

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • are experienced in Community Development, Urban Planning, Education, Disaster Risk Management and/or a related environment;
  • enjoy working with and supporting people to realise their ideas;
  • are experienced working in teams / building effective working relationships;
  • possess strong facilitation, presentation and interactive skills;
  • are positive and focused on innovative solutions
  • possess a willingness to go the extra distance in support of team/community outcomes
  • are a confident public speaker
  • comfortable working in ambiguity and potentially stressful situations


About Greater Wellington and WREMO:

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office serves communities across nine cities and districts. 

Every day we put all our energy into protecting and enhancing our region. We carefully balance sustainability with economic growth and protection with expansion.

We're a growing and diverse region, and it's our role to protect our environment while also meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities. We're specifically responsible for environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.

It's about dealing with today and planning for the future, especially with the challenges of climate change.

WREMO was formed in 2012 and is a semi-autonomous organisation that co-ordinates Civil Defence and Emergency Management services on behalf of the nine councils in the Wellington region.

If you have what it takes to be part of our team doing vital work in our local communities, then apply by clicking the link below. 

Our Benefits:

We provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments, including:-

  • Generous leave allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • “Dress for your day”
  • Subsidised social clubs


How to apply

To apply for this position please view the job description and apply via the link below.

For further information please contact Ana Faatoia 021 494 148.

Greater Wellington has a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination requirement for new employees as part of our health and safety risk management framework. This requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated from their start date. Proof of vaccination status will be required as part of our pre-employment process.

Applications close: 30 January 2022

Due to current border restrictions from the New Zealand Government we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or who have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and hold a valid visa. For further information, please visit www.immigration.govt.nz